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TrailAlerts TrailAlerts
The Cedar Valley Lakes Trail along Gateway Park and the Cedar River will be closed starting September 11, 2023 for up to one year for the construction of the Cedar River Recreational Project. Follow detour signs to bypass this area.
Date Posted
253 days ago
Park Avenue bridge replacement project. Detour signs will be posted.
Date Posted
693 days ago
Shaulis Road Trail is closed at Hess Road/La Porte road intersection.
Date Posted
858 days ago
Bridge construction at 11th Street, trails closed both sides of river under the bridge
Date Posted
571 days ago
Soft Trails

Hickory Hills Park

Trail Details
Type: Developed, Multi-use
State: Iowa
Counties: Tama
Category: Single Track & Double Track

Hickory Hills Park Soft Trails

There are four main soft trails that are used for hiking, running, horseback riding, and biking through the Hickory Hills Park and Casey's Paha State Preserve. These main soft trails are wider track trails with offshoots and unmarked single track trails. There is no hunting in Hickory Hills Park but the Casey's Paha State Preserve section of Hickory Hills Park allows hunting during the different hunting seasons. Although established in Tama County in 1969, Black Hawk County Conservation owns and manages the area.

The park offers many leisure and recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, hunting, picnicking, sand volleyball, disc golf, hiking, biking, fishing, cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice skating. Wildlife in the park consists of bison, elk, and a variety of fowl. Several miles of hiking trails offer park users a chance to witness nature’s endless variety. 

Twelve miles south of Waterloo, off county road V37. Six miles north of Dysart. Signs will direct off I-380/27.

3338 Hickory Hills Rd, La Porte City, IA 50651

Casey Lake Trail (~.90 miles)
Overlook Trail (~1.50 miles)
Wood Duck Trail (~.80 miles)
West Paha Trail (~2.60 miles)
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking trails
  • Mushrooming
  • Canoe/kayak access
  • Sand volleyball
  • Playgrounds
  • Disc golf
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wildlife exhibit including bison, elk, and fowl. 
  • Shelters
  • Modern restrooms
Trail Activities

What you can do






Disc Golf





Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities


Wildlife Exhibit

Picnic Shelters

Lakeview Lodge



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